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Linux Mint 15 Xfce Report

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One of the most popular distributions is Linux Mint, which offers a 'standard' distribution with either the Cinnamon or MATE desktop. The latest release of this distribution was made about a month ago and now, after what seems like a somewhat longer than usual delay, the Xfce desktop distribution is available.

There is a bit of bad news about the Linux Mint Xfce distribution at the very beginning — the Live/Installer image does not seem to be UEFI Boot compatible. On both of my UEFI BIOS systems, I had to enable Legacy Boot support to get the Live USB image to work. That's a bit unfortunate, and it seems odd to me since the relase notes specifically mention EFI support, but only say "if your system is using Secure Boot, turn it off".

I keep thinking that I must have done something wrong, but I can't see it. Anyway, I'm sure that UEFI boot support could be added after installation, by installing and configuring the grub2-efi package, but I suspect that is more trouble than most people would want to go to.

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